who comes into this world
brings a reason for living with them.
Those who strive not
with deeds towards it
are among the living dead.
Drench this universe
with the rain of your actions.
Only those who sow the seeds
reap the fruit of bliss.
The destination is reached only
after suffering the hardships
of the journey.
Those who know the reality
of suffering are the ones
who will know joy.
carries a message of joy,
just like winter
holds out the promise of spring. He who flows on
like a river
is oblivious to the plains and mountains.
There is a treasure
that is distributed with abandon, in
the late hours of each night.
He who is awake, receives it
and he who sleeps,
loses it. ”
[from Hazrat Azad Rasool, The search for truth (2010) p xx.]
An interview with Shaykh Hamid Hasan in London. Shaykh Hamid answers the questions “How does the student know they are making progress?”
I remember the trees of my childhood,
Elm trees that are no longer there -
I remember how they made me feel good
When now I fall into despair.
I remember my school and its teachers
As a place that was happy and kind -
I remember the summer sun breezes
In a world that now seems to go blind.
I remember the fields and the hillsides,
The butterflies bright patterned wings -
I remember the wind on the bike rides
And how I would play on the swings.
Shaykh Hamid Hasan discusses how the Sufi teachings of the Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi tariqah in New Delhi reach students in other contries.
Shaykh Hamid Hasan of the Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi tariqah talks about Sufism and the Modern Man.
Shaykh Hamid Hasan answers the question “What does the new student experience if they come onto this path?”
Shaykh Hamid Hasan answers the following question: “Could you say something about the practices of this tradition”.
Shaykh Hamid Hasan answers the question, “What tradition do you teach?”
Shaykh Hamid Hasan, the shaykh of the Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi order of New Delhi, India, was interviewed in London in 2010.
Here, he answers the question “What is Sufism?”